This may not seem like the most exciting news, but to me, any new line launch (in the sense of new to my town, not a new line in itself) interests me. I've tried a couple from the Eau d'Italie line before, Paestum Rose and Sienne l'Hiver, both of which I found interesting, if not amazing. I've also encountered the line at Liberty in London, but for some reason have never tried the others. Anyway, Fenwick is now stocking the entire line, which is good news.
This weekend I wore Bois d'Ombrie and Baume du Doge. I found them both, again, quite interesting, but couldn't help feeling as if something in both of them didn't quite work. I don't know for sure what it was, but both seemed quite fruity to me, which combined with incense and myrrh just seemed strange. Both had good dry downs, particularly Bois d'Ombrie and I also enjoyed both of them more on paper, where the fruitiness was more subdued. Still, I will try them again and I can't deny that they are interesting. Baume du Doge reminded me a lot of another fragrance I've tried before (from a niche line, I'm sure) but I could not pin it down. If anyone has any idea, please let me know.